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SUITE OF LEVEL 1 AWARD WELDING QUALIFICATIONS
This qualification has been developed to provide a broad based introduction to the practices and processes within welding. It also supports the development of personal skills and attributes that learners need in order to develop confidence in their ability to work, learn and achieve their full potential.
Welder, Fabricator Welder, Pipe Fitter Welder
Guided learning hours:
Minimum learning age:
600/1903/7, 600/2170/6, 600/2172/X, 600/2171/8, 600/2173/1, 600/5801/8,
Min 60 - Max 60
Purpose of qualification
This suite of introductory level welding awards from EAL contains:
• EAL Level 1 Award in Introductory Manual Metal Arc Welding Skills (600/2172/X)
• EAL Level 1 Award in Introductory Metal Inert Gas Welding Skills (600/2171/8)
• EAL Level 1 Award in Introductory Tungsten Inert Gas Welding Skills (600/2170/6)
• EAL Level 1 Award in Introductory Oxy-Acetylene Welding Skills (600/2173/1)
• EAL Level 1 Award in Introductory Thermal and Plasma Cutting Skills (600/5801/8)
• EAL Level 1 Award in Introductory Brazing and Soldering Skills (600/6003/7)
The content and structure of the qualifications have been developed to
provide a broad based introduction to the practices and processes within
welding, brazing, soldering and thermal cutting. They also supports the
development of personal skills and attributes that learners need in order
to develop confidence in their ability to work, learn and achieve their full
potential. Learners can progress to EAL’s level 2 welding VRQ qualifications to
further develop the skills they have learned at level 1
What does this qualification cover?
These qualifications are comprised of one mandatory unit, which provides
learners with the knowledge and introductory skills of the four main welding
processes, brazing, soldering and thermal cutting techniques.
Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is for learners who:
• want to start a career in welding engineering
• are thinking about welding as a career but who would like some
experience of the job role first
• are new to welding
• work in another aspect of welding engineering and require some
It is suitable for learners aged:
Who supports this qualification?
These qualifications have been developed in close consultation with colleges,
training associations and industry to ensure that the qualifications meets
the needs of the engineering and education sectors. In addition, EAL has
consulted throughout the development of these qualifications to ensure that
the structure and content meets the learner’s needs. This qualification is:
• Accredited by Ofqual at Level 1 on Qualifications & Credit Framework (QCF)
• Endorsed by a number of post-16 providers
• Endorsed by Weldability SiF..
WHAT WILL BE ASSESSED?
• Assessment methods within these qualifications include Centre marked
practical and theory assessments, which have been designed to assess
the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners for individual units.
• The internal assessment for each unit is set by EAL and marked by
members of the delivery team at the Centre.
• All assessment decisions are then subject to internal and external
• All learning outcomes of the qualifications must be assessed. In order
to help meet this requirement it is advised that learners should produce
a logbook/portfolio where they can file and make reference to evidence
that shows their achievements against the learning outcomes.
• Centres should also maintain an assessment and feedback record for
each learner, which details the evidence evaluated against the learning
outcome and the feedback given to the learner. These records must be
available to the External Verifier.
What could this qualification lead to?
Typical job roles include:
Welder, Fabricator Welder, Pipe Fitter Welder
This qualification relates to:
• EAL L1 Certificate in Performing Engineering Operations (QCF)
• EAL L1 Certificate in Arc Welding (QCF)
• EAL L2 Certificate in Positional Welding (QCF)
• EAL L3 Award in Pipe Welding (QCF)
• EAL L2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations (QCF)
• EAL L2 & L3 NVQ in Fabrication And Welding Engineering
• EAL L2 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering Technology (QCF)
• EAL L3 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering Technology (QCF))
Learners must be at least 16 years old. There are no formal entry requirements
for these qualifications. However, learners must have the potential to achieve
all aspects of the qualification. In particular, learners should be able to
demonstrate that they have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy
required to comply with the health and safety aspects of the scheme, the
completion of the learning outcomes, and the assessments.
how is the qualification achieved?
These qualifications are gained when all the necessary units have been
achieved. The centre will then be able to apply for the learner’s certificate.
The learner will also receive a certificate of unit credit, listing all the units
they have achieved.
However, if they don’t manage to complete the full qualification, learners
can still claim a certificate of unit credit for the units achieved. Therefore,
they still have proof of their ability and could complete the qualification at a
Units can also be taken individually (stand-alone). This manual must be
used in conjunction with the delivery and assessment of any individual
units to ensure that assessment requirements and methodologies are
HOW WILL IT BE ASSESSED?
• Internal assessments involve collecting and evaluating evidence that
demonstrates achievement of the learning outcomes for each unit.
• The internal assessments are accompanied by marking criteria,
checklists and other materials to ensure that the delivery team is
consistent in their approach to internal assessments across learners.
• The internal assessments and the accompanying marking/assessment
criteria can be found in the individual units within the Delivery Pack and
• Centres are responsible for ensuring that internal assessment is
suitably controlled to ensure that assessment decisions are valid
and reliable, and that work submitted for assessment by learners is
prepared and produced by them independently, without assistance from
others, and free of plagiarism.
• Where the assessment takes the form of written/short answer or
multiple choice question papers, these should be treated as controlled
assessments therefore imposing the necessary restrictions on the
learner, as necessary. Guidance sheets have also been created to hand
out to the learners, to ensure they are aware how to complete the
multiple choice and short answer questions papers, where appropriate.
Units include in this suite of qualifications are:
NOTE: Only one unit is mandatory in all of the qualifications within the suite of Level 1 Awards
GLH = Guided learning Hours
Tungsten Inert Gas Welding
Metal Inert Gas Welding
Manual Metal Arc Welding
Brazing and Soldering
Thermal Cutting Techniques